|To the Editor: BG public schools make community great|
|Written by Michael K. Hart|
|Monday, 06 May 2013 08:13|
Bowling Green is my home and a place with true opportunity. Yes this city is home to BGSU and welcomes thousands of young, aspiring minds with the promise of opportunity. But the character of this town goes far beyond the confines of campus. Bowling Green is a community of engagement and activism. Over the years, I've learned more each day about the fabric of this community and I often find myself wondering what makes Bowling Green so great. What makes a great community great? The answer: BG Public Schools.
It's simple. If you want a great community, you must invest in great public schools. Unfortunately, Gov. Kasich has tied the hands of school districts across the state and BG Schools face financial uncertainty. Education is essential. I am proud to say I attended a great public school from kindergarten until graduation day. I am who I am today because of the passion, energy, and dedication of every teacher, administrator, custodial workers, cafeteria workers, and so many others that keep our schools going year after year.
A great public school is about opportunity. Those teachers provide opportunities to learn mathematics, science, writing, reading, technological skills, art, music, etc.
Great schools provide the opportunity to develop a work ethic and leadership skills through athletics.
Quite simply, great public schools are also great communities, which is precisely why the greater Bowling Green community will be stronger if the BG Schools levy passes next week. I urge you, as a proud member of this community, to vote YES for BG Schools on May 7th!
Michael K. Hart
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